The 1992 Los Angeles riots, were a series of riots, looting, arsons, and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California, in 1992. Continue reading “1992 – Los Angeles riots”
28 April AD 32 the future Roman emperor Otho was born. Continue reading “A.D. 32 The Roman Emperor Otho was born”
Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria’s antiquities chief, says that with UNESCO’s approval Palmyra could be restored in five years.
27 April – Aelia Eudoxia the daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto marries the Emperor Arcadius. Continue reading “A.D. 395 Aelia Eudoxia marries Emperor Arcadius”
The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on this day in 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the city of Pripyat, then located in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union. Continue reading “1986 – The Chernobyl nuclear disaster”
On the 23rd of April – Germany’s beer purity law the Reinheitsgebot turned 500 years old. Continue reading “Reinheitsgebot is 500 years old”
A mosaic featuring a happy skeleton has been discovered in what used to be Antioch. Continue reading “Don’t Worry be Happy – Mosaic discovered”
26 April A.D. 121 the future Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was born. Continue reading “A.D. 121 Marcus Aurelius was born”
The invasion of the Turkish Gallipoli Peninsula by Australian, British, French and New Zealand troops begins with landings at ANZAC Cove and Cape Helles.
The Armenian Genocide was the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland, which lies within the present-day Republic of Turkey. Continue reading “1915 – The Armenian Genocide begins”
In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. Continue reading “1184 BC – Traditional date of the fall of Troy”